Tex"ture (?), n. [L. textura, fr. texere, textum, to weave: cf. F. texture. See Text.]

1.

The act or art of weaving.

[R.]

Sir T. Browne.

2.

That which woven; a woven fabric; a web.

Milton.

Others, apart far in the grassy dale, Or roughening waste, their humble texture weave. Thomson.

3.

The disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.

4.

The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure; as, the texture of earthy substances or minerals; the texture of a plant or a bone; the texture of paper; a loose or compact texture.

5. Biol.

A tissue. See Tissue.

 

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Tex"ture (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Textured (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Texturing.]

To form a texture of or with; to interweave.

[R.]

 

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